TWU members employed by Bus Queensland will be stopping work between 10am and 2pm on Friday the 23rd of September in an escalation of their fight for a fairer pay rate.
The stoppage of work comes after TWU members have already made the travelling public aware of their campaign for better wages and conditions by wearing campaign shirts, handing out information flyers and refusing to collect fares.
TWU members and other employees are sick of being treated as the “poor cousins” of employees of other Translink providers like Hornibrook bus lines, Transdev and Brisbane Transport.
Bus Queensland drivers are some of the lowest paid bus drivers in Queensland, and are fighting for fair wage increases.
TWU Queensland Assistant Branch Secretary Adam Carter has stressed the importance of ensuring that drivers are paid a fair rate across the South-East Corner.
“It’s not fair that there’s such a disparity between the rates of pay for employees of Translink partners in South East Queensland” said Carter.
“Bus Queensland needs to step up their game and start properly remunerating their employees for the work that they do”
“The public has been supportive of the campaign from the start – these drivers deserve a fair rate of pay for what they do”
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